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Your Rights

For DPSS programs designed to protect your rights see below.

Civil Rights
A close up of the statue of lady justice standing in front of an out of focus row of law books.

The Civil Rights Section was established to ensure that the administration of public assistance and social services by Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services (LADPSS) are nondiscriminatory, as mandated by State and Federal Civil Rights laws. 

Appeals and State Hearing (ASH)
Judge gavel with law books and scales of justice.

A State Hearing is available to public assistance applicants and participants who are dissatisfied with a County action or inaction.  The mission of the Appeals and State Hearing section is to carry out the Federal and State mandates, guaranteeing applicants and participants of public assistance the right to a fair and unbiased hearing.